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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: the money shot

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:12pm by Jason Wordie

    ... novels such as The World of Suzie Wong (later made into a successful Hollywood film), and the pages of innumerable Hong Kong-themed penny dreadful novels, encouraged generations of (mostly ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:12pm by AAYUSH NIROULA

    ... … Coelho's tomes are not to everyone's taste. One reviewer from British newspaper The Independent likened the philosophical conundrums his novels pose to "something David Hasselhoff might spout after a particularly taxing Baywatch rescue". Coelho is most likely too busy to read what his critics write- he writes, on average, a book a year. His most famous novel ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    City Digest, February 28, 2013

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am

    ... the scene. Authority dispels rumours of lethal virus Rumours that a Sars-like virus is spreading in Pok Oi Hospital are false, the Hospital Authority has said. "It is neither Sars nor the novel coronavirus," a spokesman said. A message on the internet had said an infection at the hospital was similar to the deadly new coronavirus in the Middle East.   ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CITY DIGEST

    City Digest, November 26, 2012

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... under the Kowloon Tong house for exhibitions.   Call for vigilance against new virus The fact that all four new cases of a coronavirus announced by the World Health Organisation on Friday were ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books

    Q&A with poet Meena Kandasamy on her first novel

    Posted May 11th 2014, 04:08pm by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd thereview@scmp.com Poet's first novel tacklesviolence and injustice in India In India, Meena Kandasamy is known as a poet, an outspoken activist on political issues (women's rights, caste issues, beef eating), an academic and even an actress. With the publication of her first novel, The Gypsy Goddess, she can call herself an author. She talks to James Kidd ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    Book review: I'll Be Right There, by Shin Kyung-sook

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:57am by MCT

    ... Hector Tobar I'll Be Right There by Shin Kyung-sook Other Press 5 stars Hector Tobar In the embattled Seoul of Shin Kyung-sook's new novel, I'll Be Right There, the constant ... Prize for 2011. Shin uses a spare, deeply emotional literary style in I'll Be Right There to take up themes of loss and memory. Her novel gives a sense of what it's like to have ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    New death from Sars-like virus in Saudi, says WHO

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 10:08am by Agence France-Presse in Geneva

    ... in a statement. A labouratory had confirmed on February 18 that the person had died from the so-called novel coronavirus, or NCoV, it added. This brings to 13 the number of cases of the virus that have so ... in the world. WHO meanwhile did not recommend any travel or trade restriction in connection with the virus. Coronaviruses cause most common colds but can also cause Sars (severe acute respiratory ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Surviving former kamikaze pilots reject moves to glorify their mission

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 11:16pm by AFP

    ... and the squadrons have largely faded from memory, with little mention in contemporary school textbooks. But a film called The Eternal Zero, based on a best-selling novel, catapulted the squadrons back ...

  9. Infographics - WORLD WAR I

    INFOGRAPHIC: The shot heard around the world

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 03:28pm by Alberto Lucas Lopez

    ... or wounded and several empires erased from the map. An 18-year-old German by the name of Erich Maria Remarque was conscripted. In his novel “All Quiet on the Western Front” he described ...




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